Risk Management

Risk Management on a higher level
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Based on my background as an engineer in the offshore oil and wind business I have developed a lecture with focus on risk management.

This lecture is well suited for companies that seek to develop their employees understanding of risk.

You get:

  • insight in the world of high altitude mountaineering
  • specific knowledge about risk and risk mitigation
  • inspiration for your risk management 

 I will decribe how the risks of high altitude climbing are mitigated and make comparisons to the risk picture associated with industrial activities.


I will also show the actual risk level of modern mountaineering, which might deviate from the picture the media is trying to make. Some climbers are risktakers, but they are not suicidal!


Even when people do an effort to reduce risk, shit does happen. Here we are rescuing a group of climbers caught in an avalanche. The residual risk level accepted by climbers is off course higher than what we allow in the industry. So that is one main difference, but there might be more similarities than you think.

To that end I think competence and clearly defined responsibilities are crucial. Many companies have made an effort, and have obtained success working on people’s attitude towards safety, however the development of the employees ability to indentify the risk picture must not be forgotten. 


After waiting for weather for several weeks, finally we get going on Everest


Søren Gudmann

Søren is born in 1961. Grew up near Horsens, Denmark. Graduated as MSc. in Engineering from Technical University of Denmark 1987. Worked for F.L. Smidth, Maersk Drilling, Subsea 7, DONG Energy og Ørsted Windpower. Lived three years in Brazil and 13 years in Norway.

Unique experience

Søren is a graduate engineer and worked approx. 30 years in the energy industry internationally. He worked with risk analysis and risk management. His climbing spans some 20 years summiting some of the world’s highest peaks.

Thus, he possess a unique combination of competencies and experience.

He is an experienced motivational speaker and has been used a s an expert on TV.

+45 28 76 29 08


Skriv på gudmann@seven-summits.dk eller ring 28 76 29 08. Så sætter vi noget op der passer til dig og dit publikum.

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